Animal Profile: Cruiser is an estimated 5-7 year old neutered male Shepherd Husky mix (best guess) weighing 45 lbs. Cruiser would do well with another non-dominant dog or as the only dog in the home. No cats or small animals please. He has excellent house manners, is quiet and crate trained. He loves to snuggle and hang out with his people, but also enjoys his independence at times. Respectful kids 10+ in the home would be okay. Cruiser is still a work in progress, but eager to learn and please; he will be a wonderful and loyal companion for the right person.
Foster Update/Training Notes: Cruiser has made great progress with his confidence and training. He will need someone with a gentle hand. He needs a measured leader and calm environment to thrive. He is food motivate and loves treats. He loves to learn and work -- tackling agility or learning new tricks are great joys for him. Cruiser has been successfully integrated with many different dogs but he can become over stimulated with play so does require occasional reminders on appropriate "dogging". Cruiser should be matched with appropriate dogs, preferably a non-dominant or female dog, and would not do well with cats or small animals in the home. His leashed walks are a work in progress. With the right handler he can manage hikes and going around town, but fair and effective communication is key. Cruiser is capable of a lot, with a calm leader and structured environment.
Non dominant or female dogs okay
No cats or small animals
Kids 10+ okay
Dog experience required
Breed experience (Shepherd or Husky) preferred
Able to provide structure and leadership
Animal History: Cruiser was picked up as a stray in Houston in 2020 and ended up in a high kill TX shelter. He was rescued in October 2020 by Heart of the Underdog and in foster care he showed signs of physical and emotional abuse. He has been fostered by several professional trainers in rescue and is currently fostered in Bellevue WA available for adoption.
* Courtesy Post* Adoption Info: Cruiser is neutered, up to date on core vaccines, microchipped and has a clean bill of health. Adoption will include a take home training session and training plan. His adoption fee is $400 which may be tax deductible as Heart of the Underdog is a 50c3 organization. If you are interested in adopting Cruiser, the first step in the process is filling out an application. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis, considering the best fit/match for dog and applicant.
Apply Online: https://heartoftheunderdog.org/adoption-application
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